Is there anything better than a soft and comfy throw blanket? Especially one that seems to fit perfectly in the design of your living space? Plus, don’t they make the best home decor gifts? Personally, I can never have enough of them. We have no less than five in our living room at any given time—whether they’re strewn about the couches or hanging neatly on our blanket rack. Between my husband, me, our three kids, our giant dog and our propensity for watching movies together and cozying up on the sofa with bowls of popcorn and chips, we go through a lot of throw blankets in my house.
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What makes the best throw blanket?
Honestly, it depends on what you’re looking for. For example, if you live in a northern climate with long winters, you might want a heavy throw to wrap around you while you sip hot tea and read a book by the fire. If, however, you’re always warm, you might be in the market for a lightweight layer instead. Also, what fabric and material do you prefer? Sherpa? Wool? How about design? Are you looking for a bright blanket that adds a pop of color or a muted throw that blends in with your home decor? How about one that’s easy to wash (especially if you have kids and pets?) Also, throw blankets can make a great holiday decoration—whether it’s a black and white throw with skulls on it for Halloween, a Christmas plaid throw for your blanket rack, or a heart-covered blanket you just bought as your latest piece of Valentines Day decor, you can just toss a blanket onto your couch and boom. You just decorated. See? Throw blankets for the win.
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